"Economic activity rises 1% over the year"

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Cited in Belfast Telegraph article re. the Quarter 2 output figures from the NI Composite Economic Index


"Dr Esmond Birnie, senior economist at the Ulster University Business School, said the NICEI gave some cause for optimism. But he added, "NI's measured growth over the year to quarter 2 2019 was only 1% (consistent with what a number of the economic forecasters have told us).

Compared to the 1.3% UK average, the economy here has been lagging..."

Period11 Oct 2019

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